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  • The Digital Enterprise of the Future

    Content Log
    John Newton
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    During the past month we have had our user conference, Alfresco Summit, in San Francisco and London and it was great to see everyone. I normally give the corporate direction keynote at the end of the first day. Given all the sessions that are presented during the day, I like to add a theme to lighten up what can be serious and technical information. This year's theme was Star Trek only because I liked idea of the pun on the Enterprise, but also because I have been watching Star Trek all my life and it truly was an inspiration to get into technology. When my father became the Operations…
  • SAP Rumored to Launch Hana-Based Cloud Planning Solution Next Week

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    Dave Kellogg
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Well, it’s pretty clear that SAP will be announcing something in Chicago on Monday, judging by the above re-tweet from SAP head of EPM product management David Williams, and by the content in the SAP Conference for EPM program, itself: SAP Keynote and Panel Discussion: Next-Generation EPM in the Cloud In fact, SAP’s vision is to be “The Cloud Company, powered by SAP HANA.” What does this mean for SAP? What does it mean for SAP’s EPM portfolio? And what does it mean for you as a customer? In this interactive keynote, SAP executives, partners, and customers will dive into how the…
  • Alfresco Helps New Brunswick Public Safety Manage Critical Information

    Alfresco Blog
    Jessica Cooper
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
      For the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety – a sprawling organization with 26 locations throughout the Canadian province and over 1,100 employees – efficient document and contract management was a real challenge. The Department handles thousands of formal agreements and contracts that undergo numerous revisions and approval cycles. Simply monitoring review and expiration dates or locating signed copies of the right documents was a time consuming and manual process. To make things even more complicated, each branch had different repositories, making it almost impossible to…
  • You’d better shop around

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    R Star
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    A couple of days ago I noticed that I was starting to run low on the cyan ink color on my printer, so I made a mental note to go to Staples the next time I went into town, to buy a box of cyan only ink. So yesterday I was running errands in town, […]
  • Free the Web From Google, Cage the IT Gorillas #OWF14

    CMSWire.com - All News
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    PARIS — The final note for today from Paris and the Open World Forum (OWF): Let’s de-Google the Internet. If that didn’t catch your attention, then this will: It can be done. It’s almost a given that at any gathering of open source workers there’s going to be a lot of shouting about taking the web back, and putting Microsoft, Google, IBM, Apple and all the other IT gorillas back in their cages. From previous experience, this usually takes place after about the fifth glass of wine, beer or whatever your particular poison happens to be (OK, after the…
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    Content Log

  • The Digital Enterprise of the Future

    John Newton
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    During the past month we have had our user conference, Alfresco Summit, in San Francisco and London and it was great to see everyone. I normally give the corporate direction keynote at the end of the first day. Given all the sessions that are presented during the day, I like to add a theme to lighten up what can be serious and technical information. This year's theme was Star Trek only because I liked idea of the pun on the Enterprise, but also because I have been watching Star Trek all my life and it truly was an inspiration to get into technology. When my father became the Operations…
  • Future of Work Video Series

    John Newton
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    About a year ago, we started filming a series that we called the Future of Work. We sought out experts in the field who are looking at the future of how we work from very different angles. This will probably be a long-term project that explores our work, our tools, our workplace and our place in business and tries to imagine what each will be like over the next ten years. We have material to fill several episodes and plan to release them over the next several months. In the first episode, we explore what our workplace will be like and the role that…
  • Remembering Jeffrey McManus

    John Newton
    22 Jul 2013 | 9:50 am
    My brother-in-law, Jeffrey McManus (on Facebook), passed away on July 5th at the age of 46. It was way too soon and unexpected. This came at a very bittersweet time in our lives as my son, Michael, was about to graduate from secondary school on July 6th and my daughter was just finishing her middle school on the same day. We took time to reflect on our long planned holiday in Greece prior to Michael going away to Georgetown in August.  Jeffrey McManus I can't imagine what my sister and her kids are going through right now. It is great to know that they have been surrounded by friends and…
  • Cloud vs. Open Source? I don't think so!

    John Newton
    10 Feb 2012 | 9:21 am
    Photo Credit: aufziehvogel2006 (Kai) at Flickr There are some who are asking if cloud will have an impact the growth of Open Source. For instance, my fellow AIIM board member Lubor Ptacek from OpenText suggests in his predictions for 2012 that "the Great Open Source Movement will hit the trough of disillusionment in 2012 - courtesy of the cloud." Presumably Lubor means Content Management in the cloud, because the cloud runs on Open Source. Operating System? Open Source (Linux as in LAMP)! Database? Open Source! Web Server? Open Source! Big Data? Open Source! App Development? Open Source!
  • Symbiosis of Cloud and On-Premise Enterprises

    John Newton
    7 Feb 2012 | 8:06 am
    Symbiosis: One is free to move, the other is not. But they both need each other.  Eventually we will see computing as a utility like electricity that will be consumed on demand. I also believe that cloud infrastructure providers will ultimately be able to undercut the cost advantages and carbon footprint of the data centers of even the largest companies. Just not yet. As Gartner’s 2012 Predicts, Cloud Computing dated December 8, 2011: "The perceived (and real) risks to the technical reliability, integrity and security of applications and data that are entrusted to cloud providers hold back…
 
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    Kellblog

  • SAP Rumored to Launch Hana-Based Cloud Planning Solution Next Week

    Dave Kellogg
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Well, it’s pretty clear that SAP will be announcing something in Chicago on Monday, judging by the above re-tweet from SAP head of EPM product management David Williams, and by the content in the SAP Conference for EPM program, itself: SAP Keynote and Panel Discussion: Next-Generation EPM in the Cloud In fact, SAP’s vision is to be “The Cloud Company, powered by SAP HANA.” What does this mean for SAP? What does it mean for SAP’s EPM portfolio? And what does it mean for you as a customer? In this interactive keynote, SAP executives, partners, and customers will dive into how the…
  • Why I’m Against Succession Planning at Startups

    Dave Kellogg
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    I have to admit I’m not a fan of succession planning in general, at startups in particular, and especially when the successee is involved in the process. Why? Because the process quickly ends up presumptuous and political. In my experience, the successee is more concerned with being a “good guy” on the way out than with what’s best for the business. Consider the retiring CFO of a $500M company. Eighteen months before he wants to retire, he starts succession planning, picks his favorite division-level finance chief, anoints her the chosen one, and starts the grooming process (“one…
  • Average Contract Duration and SaaS Renewals: All Is Not As It Appears

    Dave Kellogg
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Chatting with some SaaS buddies the other day, we ran into a fun — and fairly subtle — SaaS metrics question.  It went something like this: VP of Customer Success:  “Our average contract duration (ACD) on renewals was 1.5 years last quarter and –“ VP of Sales:  “– Wait a minute, our ACD on new business is 2.0 years.  If customers are renewing for shorter terms than those of the initial sale, it  means they are less confident about future usage at renewals time than they are at the initial purchase. Holy Moly, that means we have a major problem…
  • Host Analytics Rocks the New Ovum Decision Matrix for EPM

    Dave Kellogg
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Every leading industry analyst firm has their own 2×2 matrix — Garter has the magic quadrant, Forrester has the wave, and Ovum has the decision matrix. The intent of each of these graphical devices is the same:  to provide a simple picture that selects the top vendors in a category and positions them by (1) a rating on the quality of their strategy and (2) a rating on the quality of the execution of their strategy. While the ratings are inherently subjective, each customers has his/her own unique requirements, and “your mileage may vary,” these matrices are useful…
  • Thoughts on Hiring:  Working for TBH

    Dave Kellogg
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    One of the most awkward situations in business is trying to recruit someone who will work for to-be-hired (TBH).   For example, say you’ve started a search for a director of product marketing, have a few great candidates in play, only to have your marketing VP suddenly quit the company to take care of a sick parent.   Boom, you’re in a working-for-TBH situation. These are hard for many reasons: Unknown boss effect. While your product marketing candidate may love the company, the market space, the would-be direct reports, and the rest of the marketing team, the fact is (as a good…
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    Alfresco Blog

  • Alfresco Helps New Brunswick Public Safety Manage Critical Information

    Jessica Cooper
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
      For the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety – a sprawling organization with 26 locations throughout the Canadian province and over 1,100 employees – efficient document and contract management was a real challenge. The Department handles thousands of formal agreements and contracts that undergo numerous revisions and approval cycles. Simply monitoring review and expiration dates or locating signed copies of the right documents was a time consuming and manual process. To make things even more complicated, each branch had different repositories, making it almost impossible to…
  • Future of Work Video Series

    John Newton
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    About a year ago, we started filming a series that we called the Future of Work. We sought out experts in the field who are looking at the future of how we work from very different angles. This will probably be a long-term project that explores our work, our tools, our workplace and our place in business and tries to imagine what each will be like over the next ten years. We have material to fill several episodes and plan to release them over the next several months. In the first episode, we explore what our workplace will be like and the role that technology will play. For this episode, we…
  • Alfresco listed among Visionaries in Gartner Magic Quadrant ECM for 6th consecutive year

    Kathleen Reidy
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    While a lot has changed in the world of enterprise content in the past six years, Alfresco’s role as a Visionary in the world of enterprise content management (ECM) has not. We’re pleased Gartner has listed Alfresco as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for ECM for the 6th consecutive year!! Technology and enterprise needs have evolved over the years and so has Alfresco. Yet Alfresco’s vision has always been based on enabling customers to maximize the value of business-critical content to make their organizations more successful and their business processes more productive and…
  • Canadian Museum of Human Rights – Opening Weekend

    Joe Tong
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    On Friday, September 19, Canadian Museum of Human Rights opened their doors with the help of TSG and Alfresco. Alfresco recognized Technology Services Group (TSG) in the spring of 2014 as the top Alfresco partner – an award given to the partner implementing the biggest number of Alfresco projects. One of the exceptional projects that highlight the great work that TSG delivers was with Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR). Recently, they commented on an exceptional milestone – the opening weekend for CMHR. We want to highlight this project as well and recognize TSG for their work by…
  • Managing case files and My Cousin Vinny – both will bring you to tears for different reasons.

    Joe Tong
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “I’d sure like to get a look at those files…” Vinny Gambini Every lawyer knows two things – every line of the movie My Cousin Vinny and that managing files for case work gets more difficult every day. In the movie, Vinny Gambini works his magic to get access to the case files for his nephew – access that he legally has right to. The files come to him in a well-organized file box in nice folders. Today, sharing and accessing those files isn’t so easy – with the varied file types, issues in sharing content and legacy case management systems. In May, The American Bar…
 
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    CMS Rockstar

  • You’d better shop around

    R Star
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    A couple of days ago I noticed that I was starting to run low on the cyan ink color on my printer, so I made a mental note to go to Staples the next time I went into town, to buy a box of cyan only ink. So yesterday I was running errands in town, […]
  • Looking at new shoes

    R Star
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Chuck told me that he wanted to swing by the mall on the way to the restaurant tonight to check-out a new amp that he is thinking about buying. He is interested in the crown xls but he heard that he might be able to get a discount on it if he waited long enough. […]
  • New Mic Press for a DJ Business

    R Star
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    When Steve was telling me that he was thinking about buying the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 mic press, I didn’t know what he was talking about. In fact I thought that he was talking about something for his new car! Turns out it is a piece of equipment that he wants to get for his DJ […]
  • Online shopping with online coupons

    R Star
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    My family is one of those families that likes to use coupons to save money. When we go out to eat, if a restaurant has some kind of loyal customer rewards program, we sign up and get our rewards! We use credit cards that have rewards programs, and we clip coupons from the Sunday paper. We scour the […]
  • I like glass doors

    R Star
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Whenever we go to a home improvement store, I like to go to the section where they display all of the different kinds of entry doors they sell. I like to imagine how each one would look on my fantasy home. Doors say a lot about the family that lives inside the house! Up until recently, the […]
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Free the Web From Google, Cage the IT Gorillas #OWF14

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    PARIS — The final note for today from Paris and the Open World Forum (OWF): Let’s de-Google the Internet. If that didn’t catch your attention, then this will: It can be done. It’s almost a given that at any gathering of open source workers there’s going to be a lot of shouting about taking the web back, and putting Microsoft, Google, IBM, Apple and all the other IT gorillas back in their cages. From previous experience, this usually takes place after about the fifth glass of wine, beer or whatever your particular poison happens to be (OK, after the…
  • How Documize and ThreadKM Approach Knowledge Management

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    It’s a good time to be in knowledge management. With the push to consumerization, new tools are released on a regular basis which simplify and help solve business problems, without negating the value of previous technological investments. Let’s take a look at a couple newer releases that might fit nicely into your KM tool box. Law firms and internal law departments have a well understood definition of the term "Knowledge Management." ThreadKM is a new legal focused KM tool that was launched earlier this month. We’ve previously discussed the many intranet use…
  • Take That, SF Giants! KC Wins Social Media World Series

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    San Francisco must be a ghost town today — not just for Halloween. It’s because it’s a city of losers. After all, the Kansas City Royals and their fans won the Social Media Mentions World Series over the hometown Giants. Depression by the Bay? Yep. Sure, the Giants won their third World Series title in five years last night by defeating the Royals, 3-2, in the decisive Game 7 in Kansas City. Sure, they’ll be talking in 100 years about Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and his three World Series wins like we talk today about Babe Ruth. But in social media, the score was…
  • Big Data Projects: Taking Care of the Foundation

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    All programs need a foundation, and big data programs are no different. Preparing an organization for big data requires a lot of the same capabilities for small data, content management and other information management and access programs. The challenge lies in making it real for the organization and paying for long term capabilities with short term benefits. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • In the City of Love, Microsoft Courts Open Source #OWF14

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    PARIS — Let’s face it. One of the things you don’t expect at an open source party is Microsoft. However, Microsoft is here at the Paris Open World Forum (OWF) and outlined its position on open source through the offices of Frederic Aatz, Director of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft. What does that title mean in English? You could describe him as the guy that gets things to work together — which was reflected in his message: Microsoft and open source need to get along. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a…
 
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    CMS Report

  • Keys to a Great Online Buying Experience for Users and Great Revenue for You

    Hitesh Matlani
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    eCommerce solution frameworks like Volusion, Bigcommerce, Magento, Shopify and custom sites built with Bespoke are a good way to begin the process of planning for eCommerce. But, no matter which framework or solution you choose, you will need to carefully plan the online store or shopping cart, using comprehensive information about your customers and prospects and their needs and demands.
  • BYOD vs. COPE: The Fight Over Freedom and Security

    Rick Delgado
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    One of the biggest trends from just the past few years can easily be summed up through the letters BYOD. Bring Your Own Device policies have been all the rage among companies looking to increase employee productivity while also saving on costs, and it’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down. According to Gartner, about half of companies will have some sort of BYOD program in place by the year 2017. But all is not sunshine and rainbows for the relatively popular BYOD movement. The issue of security continues to grow as IT departments struggle to keep up with the demands of an…
  • Magento: Everything you need to know about product attribute sets

    Amasty
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    The Magento platform which delivers ecommerce solutions is a great choice for many reasons. One of them is a great bunch of functions and settings one can adjust its online store to. If you are new to Magento, you might come up with a number of questions. One of the most frequent ones is how to use product attribute sets properly. In this article we will provide a detailed definition of what attribute sets are and how to use them with the maximum efficiency.
  • Cloud storage – Putting all your eggs in one basket

    Jeff Nevil
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    Cloud storage enables users to store data online. This makes data easily accessible for other users who have been given access to the files. Cloud storage reduces the need for expensive offline data storage devices and if done correctly, can save a lot of time as well as money. But should you put all your eggs in one basket?
  • 90% of Holiday Shoppers Expect Consistent Brand Experiences According to SDL Survey

    RealWire
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Ninety percent of consumers said they expect the customer experience to be consistent across channels and devices used to interact with brands this holiday shopping season, according to a new global study of more than 3,000 consumers by SDL. This is a growing expectation from shoppers, representing a 17 percent increase from what consumers reported last year. Considering that half of holiday shoppers use their mobile devices to research possible gifts before purchasing them in-store and 6 in 10 holiday shoppers do at least some showrooming – going to stores to evaluate products but then…
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    CMS Critic

  • A Preview of dotCMS 3.0

    Kaya Ismail
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    dotCMS is a widely popular open source enterprise CMS, and it's extremely close to a major update - dotCMS 3.0. Available in two primary forms, the community and enterprise edition, users can choose between self-hosting DotCMS, making use of the dotCMS server and using the dotCMS cloud-hosted service. 
  • Shopify Rolls Out Responsive Checkout

    Kaya Ismail
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Shopify, one of the world's most popular eCommerce platforms, has just released a revamped, responsive checkout system. As it is now well known, mobile browsing - and shopping - is now a bigger deal than ever. In fact, over 50% of traffic to ecommerce sites now come from smart phones and tablets.
  • CMS Critic does Movember (and you can get a free link from us!)

    Mike Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    I don't normally push a lot of causes on this site but since prostate cancer has affected my family in the past, I thought it was an important cause to get behind this year.As a result, I'm going to be participating in looking ridiculous for Movember this year in order to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's health. I think it's a worthy cause to support and I'd really appreciate your help in making this a successful campaign.
  • The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Small to Midsize Business PHP CMS

    Mike Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Content management systems are an important part of business today and small to midsize businesses have a wide variety of solutions to choose from.Today, we're going to announce the winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Small to Midsize Business PHP CMS.
  • The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best eCommerce Solution for SMB

    Mike Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    eCommerce solutions are becoming more and more necessary as companies transition from standard store fronts to a new digital presence. This year, we have two categories for eCommerce solutions, SMB and Enterprise.This year, the contenders for Best eCommerce Solution for SMB were Prestashop, Shopify and ASPxCommerce.
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Free the Web From Google, Cage the IT Gorillas #OWF14

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    PARIS — The final note for today from Paris and the Open World Forum (OWF): Let’s de-Google the Internet. If that didn’t catch your attention, then this will: It can be done. It’s almost a given that at any gathering of open source workers there’s going to be a lot of shouting about taking the web back, and putting Microsoft, Google, IBM, Apple and all the other IT gorillas back in their cages. From previous experience, this usually takes place after about the fifth glass of wine, beer or whatever your particular poison happens to be (OK, after the…
  • How Documize and ThreadKM Approach Knowledge Management

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    It’s a good time to be in knowledge management. With the push to consumerization, new tools are released on a regular basis which simplify and help solve business problems, without negating the value of previous technological investments. Let’s take a look at a couple newer releases that might fit nicely into your KM tool box. Law firms and internal law departments have a well understood definition of the term "Knowledge Management." ThreadKM is a new legal focused KM tool that was launched earlier this month. We’ve previously discussed the many intranet use…
  • Take That, SF Giants! KC Wins Social Media World Series

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    San Francisco must be a ghost town today — not just for Halloween. It’s because it’s a city of losers. After all, the Kansas City Royals and their fans won the Social Media Mentions World Series over the hometown Giants. Depression by the Bay? Yep. Sure, the Giants won their third World Series title in five years last night by defeating the Royals, 3-2, in the decisive Game 7 in Kansas City. Sure, they’ll be talking in 100 years about Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and his three World Series wins like we talk today about Babe Ruth. But in social media, the score was…
  • Big Data Projects: Taking Care of the Foundation

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    All programs need a foundation, and big data programs are no different. Preparing an organization for big data requires a lot of the same capabilities for small data, content management and other information management and access programs. The challenge lies in making it real for the organization and paying for long term capabilities with short term benefits. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • In the City of Love, Microsoft Courts Open Source #OWF14

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    PARIS — Let’s face it. One of the things you don’t expect at an open source party is Microsoft. However, Microsoft is here at the Paris Open World Forum (OWF) and outlined its position on open source through the offices of Frederic Aatz, Director of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft. What does that title mean in English? You could describe him as the guy that gets things to work together — which was reflected in his message: Microsoft and open source need to get along. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a…
 
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    Web Content Management

  • Oshyn’s thoughts on the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Gartner has just announced the release of their 2014 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM)  platforms and like in previous years, we’re adding in our two cents to tell you where we agree with Gartner, where we disagree and our overall thoughts of the report. Gartner positions the leading WCM platforms into four quadrants: Leaders, Visionaries, Challengers, and Niche Players. The Leaders quadrant displays those platforms that are driving the market trends, have a multi-regional presence and have a clear vision for the future. Visionaries are forward-thinking and can set…
  • Updating your Sitecore site – Part 2

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Upgrading from Sitecore 6.5 to 6.6 can raise some issues, more specifically, issues related to the Lucene search module. This module has changed much of its functionality between version 2.3.1 (Sitecore 6.5) and version 2.9.4.1 (Sitecore 6.6). Some of Sitecore’s other modules, like Indexviewer and Weblog, use Lucene as well, so you can run into issues with those modules during your update as well. But what about some modules like Taxonomy that doesn’t have support for Sitecore 6.6? In this case, we have a workaround to make it work in the new Sitecore version. The Taxonomy module…
  • Updating your Sitecore site - Part 1

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Updating Sitecore can be a nightmare if you do not take the time to properly plan your update. First at all, you have to be sure about the current Sitecore version that you have and the version that you want to upgrade to. For this, just have to go to the Sitecore Login page and check the info in the right column.   Second, go to Sitecore’s SDN (Sitecore Developer Network) and navigate to the new version. For example, if you want to update from Sitecore.NET 6.5.0 (rev. 110602) to 7.0 rev.140408 (7.0 Service Pack-1), you’d follow this path: SDN à Products à…
  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
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    Digital Asset Management News

  • DAM RFP: Brand USA Digital Asset Management Solution

    Ralph Windsor
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Over on DAM Projects we have posted details of an RFP for a DAM Solution sent to us by Brand USA who promote travel and tourism to the United States.  The project post contains a link to a PDF with all the details.  Any questions must be asked before 3rd November and the deadline is 13th November, so any vendors […]DAM RFP: Brand USA Digital Asset Management Solution is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Legacy Metadata – The Next Big DAM Problem?

    Ralph Windsor
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Like a lot of people I know in the Digital Asset Management trade currently, my firm has been deluged with client work for a sustained period.  Several times in recent weeks, I’ve been asked why I think that is.  Some vendors advance the theory that it’s because their solutions have become more sophisticated and demand has increased as […]Legacy Metadata – The Next Big DAM Problem? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • New Feature Article – Who Needs a DAM Librarian?

    Ralph Windsor
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Deborah Fanslow has contributed the first part in a series of DAM News feature articles in response to David Diamond’s piece for CMSWire: Library Science, Not Library Silence: “After reading David’s article, I was inspired to do a little informal research. I was curious…when did the topic of librarians enter the DAM conversation? Have any vendors other than […]New Feature Article – Who Needs a DAM Librarian? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • IntelligenceBank Add UI Customisation Features

    Ralph Windsor
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Australian DAM vendor, IntelligenceBank , have  added some UI customisation features to their DAM solution.  Mainly this is branding related updates that let users add logos and background images: “IntelligenceBank Marketing continues to innovate in the areas of user-centric branding. Recently IntelligenceBank launched the new Background Image feature, to accompany the following brand customization features for its Digital […]IntelligenceBank Add UI Customisation Features is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Where Next For Differentiation In The DAM Software Market?

    Ralph Windsor
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In the previous article today, we covered Widen’s release of their SmartImage ‘DAM Lite’ system and yesterday, the update to Portfolio from Extensis.  I would not want to do a direct comparison between SmartImage and Portfolio since I’m just basing this on some press and web pages, but an impression you might gain from just looking at […]Where Next For Differentiation In The DAM Software Market? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
 
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    The OnBase Blog

  • Calling all financial superheroes!

    Michelle Harbinak Shapiro
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Halloween. You either love it or you hate it. I love it. Luckily, my daughter is a Mini-Me in that regard. She’s also a kindergartener who has struggled to make a decision on her Halloween costume since July. Her great costume debate started with the immensely popular Elsa from Frozen. Then we purchased a pricey […]
  • Open 24/7: The ECM-driven town hall

    Terri Jones
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    A recent survey by the Center for Digital Government found that the average city or county staffer lost an incredible six hours a day to filing, printing, copying and fulfilling records requests. I suspected that the survey would uncover some frightening number, but not a number that equals 75 percent of the day! The paper […]
  • Quality care and quality communication go hand-in-hand

    Julie McDonald
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    In recent weeks, the fear of an Ebola outbreak spread far more quickly than the actual virus ever could; which brings about uncertainty for the entire healthcare community.  How do we best care for these patients? How do we protect ourselves and our other patients?  We’re on the forefront of this battle, so we need […]
  • Upgrade roadmap: A route to future success

    Kevin Christiansen
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Note from the OnBase blog editor: One of the great things about working for Hyland, creator of OnBase, is that everyone is so passionate. Not just employees and partners, but our customers too. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to find out that the OnBase Administrator for Principal Global Investors wrote a wonderful blog post and published […]
  • Surviving your property appeals nightmare with ECM

    Terri Jones
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Recent real estate shocks created a difficult situation across the country. Property valuations were suddenly out of sync with a depressed real estate market. With falling property values, assessors faced rising volumes of appeals at a time when they, like other departments, could not add staff to cope or were even facing reduced staffing. In […]
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    Web Content Management

  • Oshyn’s thoughts on the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Gartner has just announced the release of their 2014 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM)  platforms and like in previous years, we’re adding in our two cents to tell you where we agree with Gartner, where we disagree and our overall thoughts of the report. Gartner positions the leading WCM platforms into four quadrants: Leaders, Visionaries, Challengers, and Niche Players. The Leaders quadrant displays those platforms that are driving the market trends, have a multi-regional presence and have a clear vision for the future. Visionaries are forward-thinking and can set…
  • Updating your Sitecore site – Part 2

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Upgrading from Sitecore 6.5 to 6.6 can raise some issues, more specifically, issues related to the Lucene search module. This module has changed much of its functionality between version 2.3.1 (Sitecore 6.5) and version 2.9.4.1 (Sitecore 6.6). Some of Sitecore’s other modules, like Indexviewer and Weblog, use Lucene as well, so you can run into issues with those modules during your update as well. But what about some modules like Taxonomy that doesn’t have support for Sitecore 6.6? In this case, we have a workaround to make it work in the new Sitecore version. The Taxonomy module…
  • Updating your Sitecore site - Part 1

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Updating Sitecore can be a nightmare if you do not take the time to properly plan your update. First at all, you have to be sure about the current Sitecore version that you have and the version that you want to upgrade to. For this, just have to go to the Sitecore Login page and check the info in the right column.   Second, go to Sitecore’s SDN (Sitecore Developer Network) and navigate to the new version. For example, if you want to update from Sitecore.NET 6.5.0 (rev. 110602) to 7.0 rev.140408 (7.0 Service Pack-1), you’d follow this path: SDN à Products à…
  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
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    FierceContentManagement News

  • Records management failure highlights need for better training

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    A Nebraska prison records administrator's job is under review after his mismanagement led to the premature release of nearly 200 prisoners, further highlighting the need for better records management training and policy enforcement in agencies that deal with governmental infrastructure.
  • Text analysis firm Equivio eyed by Microsoft, partners with Nuix

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Text analysis tech company Equivio announced a partnership this week with Nuix, a company that helps workers make "fact-based decisions from unstructured data." The pairing appears to be aimed at gaining a greater foothold in law firms and government agencies like the U.S. Department of Justice, already an Equivio customer.
  • More online publishers turning to custom CMS

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Online publisher Say Media built a content management system from the ground up that they claim has caused traffic on one of its properties to increase more than 160 percent. Say Media is now offering the CMS, which it calls Tempest, to all its partner publications free of charge in exchange for the right to sell unused ad inventory.
  • Integration issues can really blow your CMS project budget

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Just when you thought you knew where all the budgetary landmines were buried, along comes a new warning about something that could throw your next CMS implementation or migration project off budget: integration issues.  
  • WizIQ goes to the head of the class with next-gen LMS

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Online education company WizIQ launched a cloud-based learning management system last week that includes virtual classrooms, social collaboration and a slew of other tools designed to appeal to educational institutions looking for a turnkey LMS solution.  
 
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    OnRecord | Records Management Blog

  • How to safeguard paper medical records

    Ross Nepean
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    These days, most of the discussion about medical records involves the “big” issues like privacy and electronic health records. While these are certainly challenging issues that require much discussion and planning, we have found that basic safeguarding of medical records can get overlooked. In all the discussion about privacy security, it is essential to take care of the basics. In fact, HIPAA and The Joint Commission require it. They specify that medical records must be adequately protected from fire and water damage, erroneous destruction and outright theft. Five steps to…
  • How to create an effective records retention program – Part Two

    Ross Nepean
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    In last week’s blog post, we imagined what would happen if the primary measure of RIM performance was the quantity of documents defensibly disposed of in a given year. As we pointed out, this would put a lot of pressure on records managers to polish up their records retention schedules. Without an up-to-date and accurate retention schedule, records would either be kept around too long, or they would end up being destroyed prematurely. However, a retention schedule is only one component of an effective records retention program. Without the proper processes and oversight in place, your…
  • How to create an effective records retention program – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In a great blog post on the AIIM website, one of the regular contributors, Don Lueders, CRM, CDIA, made the case for a new measure of RIM performance. Why not simply base it on the quantity of content defensibly destroyed each year? In a business environment in which paper and electronic records are both on the rise, we think Don’s suggestion has a lot of merit. It also raises an interesting question. How would records management change if defensible disposition became the primary RIM performance metric? It’s all about retention scheduling The key word in the proposed metric is the word…
  • Physical records: how to free up space and reduce storage costs – Part 2

    Ross Nepean
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    In last week’s blog post we looked at how a program of records retention and destruction can significantly reduce the volume of paper documents. The program involves purging non-records, establishing retention schedules and following through with the documented destruction of records that have passed their retention periods. This week we outline several filing and storage practices that can free up additional space and save even further on the cost of storing physical records. Filing and storage matters An organization’s choice of file folders, cabinets and shelving all have a significant…
  • How to reduce storage costs and make better use of floorspace – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Most records managers have probably lost a bit of sleep over the years dealing with the issue of physical records. Storing and managing physical records has never been an easy task and the challenge is unfortunately getting harder. Why? On the one hand, physical record volumes have been growing steadily. Despite promises that paper would go the way of the dodo in the electronic age, the reality is quite the opposite. The high cost of office space is another factor putting the squeeze on paper records. After a brief slowdown, commercial real estate costs are once again on the rise in most…
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    Microserve - Drupal Website Development

  • Wanted: An experienced QA Tester to join our Drupal Development team

    dan.mcnamara@microserveltd.co.uk
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Due to continued growth and our commitment to quality output, we’re looking to add an experienced QA Tester to our specialist Drupal development team. If you’re an incredibly thorough and methodical tester and know how to write a robust test plan, we’d love to hear from you. About Microserve We’re one of the largest dedicated Drupal development agencies in the UK, based in Bristol’s beautiful Harbourside. We work with a range of clients on projects from simple CMS builds to complex web applications, and we also act as specialist Drupal development partners for some of the UK’s…
  • We're hiring again - developers needed!

    dan.mcnamara@microserveltd.co.uk
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    We're hiring again! We've got some great new projects in the pipeline and we're looking to recruit some top developer talent to help us deliver the best possible results for our clients. We're looking for one, or maybe even two, smart developers to join the team. If you’re a natural-born problem-solver with at least a year of development experience, we’d love to hear from you. Ideally we’re looking for someone with Drupal experience, but we’re also keen to chat to anyone with a good commercial track record who’s keen to learn about Drupal. Most of our team members tend to specialise…
  • Omega 4.x: setup and comparison

    sophie-sk
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    About a year ago I wrote a post on my personal blog about theming with Zen versus theming with Omega, and someone pointed out that there was a new release of Omega. However, until now, I've not been able to look and see how it differs. Armed with a free week to do some personal learning and keen to finally try installing and playing with Sass for the first time, Omega 4 became my guinea pig. This post serves two purposes: it's partly a comparison between Omega 3 and Omega 4, but it also documents how to create an Omega 4 subtheme and set up Sass for the first time. Before we begin About Omega…
  • Coding in the Cloud

    martin
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    An old timer like myself couldn't help but be filled with trepidation when it was revealed I'd be acting as the company guinea pig to give cloud based development a viability road test on my latest project. No matter how cool I played it, the momentary panic at the thought of working without the tried and tested 'REAL' software apps installed on my macbook, must have been visible on my face. You'll have to pry my favourite text editor out of my cold dead hands! I've been used to the same comfy workflow for the last few years. A local environment comprising of the same trusty text editor/IDE,…
  • Mid-Level Drupal Developer

    rick@microserveltd.co.uk
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Due to continued growth and exciting new projects we’re looking to expand our specialist Drupal development team, with the addition of a talented and enthusiastic mid-level developer. If you’re a natural-born problem-solver with at least 2-3 years development experience, we’d love to hear from you. Ideally we’re looking for someone with Drupal experience, but we’re also keen to chat to anyone with solid LAMP background who’s keen to learn about Drupal. About Microserve We’re one of the largest dedicated Drupal development agencies in the UK, based in Bristol’s beautiful…
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    CMS2CMS

  • Why Move Your Web Presence from Ektron to WordPress?

    Natalia Bogdanets
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    If you’re currently searching for a CMS solution to settle your web project on – you’re likely in the process of reviewing a long list of candidates, reading analyst reviews and comparing features of different options. In case you’ve narrowed … Continue reading →The post Why Move Your Web Presence from Ektron to WordPress? appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Time to Move On: Upgrade Your Joomla 1.7 to 2.5.

    Natalia Bogdanets
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    From time to time all software update their core installation to keep updated with the evolving web technologies. And Joomla is no different… Security releases for the old Joomla 1.7 version have ended long ago, that means there is no … Continue reading →The post Time to Move On: Upgrade Your Joomla 1.7 to 2.5. appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • 5 Ways to Monetize Your WordPress Website

    Natalia Bogdanets
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    While WordPress is nothing more than a hobby for lots of folks – needless to say that the majority of them are eager to make that hobby profitable. Whether you aspire to become a  professional WordPress expert, or just want … Continue reading →The post 5 Ways to Monetize Your WordPress Website appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Drupal 6 to 7 Upgrade Tutorial

    Natalia Bogdanets
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    As all software, Drupal evolves as well, with each its release coming shipped with new tools and functionality to meet the demands of an ever-changing digital universe. With Drupal 8 coming soon, Drupal 6 is likely to become deprecated and … Continue reading →The post Drupal 6 to 7 Upgrade Tutorial appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Reasons to Think Twice Before Choosing WordPress

    Natalia Bogdanets
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    If creating a website is on the horizon – you are probably asking your more tech savvy friends for help, or just doing a Google search, and finally discover WordPress to be the most popular and talked-about CMS solution. Millions … Continue reading →The post Reasons to Think Twice Before Choosing WordPress appeared first on CMS2CMS.
 
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    Document U Blog

  • Info Gov Advice from Kenny Rogers "The Gambler" - Know When to...

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    The advice given in Kenny Rogers' ballad, "The Gambler," is fitting for governance professionals charged with implementing document remediation or content migration initiatives:   The way you find out out what kind of documents you're holding is that same way you find out what cards you're holdling in a poker game: look at them. Don't theorize about them or hope you understand them or think you can predict what's in them, simply look at them. The best way to do that is to use visual classification technology to group or cluster visually-similar documents. That way, all you have…
  • Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    We are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here's a summary of how we respond: Hardware-scalable ingestion speed - for truly enterprise-scale collections.  Clusters ALL of an organization’s documents – scanned and native electronic - no partial solutions.  Text independent – clusters even documents with no associated text or with poor-quality text.  Language agnostic – Norwegian documents cluster with English…
  • Email Remediation Step 3: Payload Analysis

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    The first two email remediation steps involve identifying duplicate emails and attachments and then intradeduping embedded emails to arrive at unique emails that are not contained within later emails. Statistics vary with individual collections, but the first two steps can remove 90% or more of a collection from further consideration. The third step, unique to BeyondRecognition, involves using payload analysis to classify emails based on the classifications of their attachments or payloads. Documents that have ongoing business or regulatory value are deemed "records," and are retained. Emails…
  • Email Remediation Step 2: Intradeduping Embedded Emails

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    The first step in email remediation, faceted deduplication, involves comparing entire objects, either message attachment groups or attachments, to see if they matched at the whole object level. This posting focuses on the second step, intradeduping embedded emails, which involves identifying where earlier emails are included within or embedded in later emails. This is an iterative process starting with the smallest emails and continuing until the remaining emails are not embedded in or included in later emails. The idea is to set aside the embedded emails because they can be analyzed or…
  • Email Remediation Step 1: Faceted Deduplication

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    There are three completely automated steps that can be used to remediate or reduce the volume of emails retained by an organization: Faceted deduplication Intradeduping embedded emails Payload analysis   This posting focuses on faceted deduplication. While every collection of emails varies, faceted deduplication, by itself, can achieve about 80% reduction in storage space used by emails and attachments.  The overall goal of a remediation program is to reduce the volume of objects that have to be managed and the level of resources required to manage them. No one has discovered a…
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    Early adopter...early predictor...

  • Let my people Pay! The idiocy of Walmart banning ApplePay.

    Jared Hendler
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    How stupid is this? Led by Walmart’s payment technology consortium called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), CVS & Rite Aid decide to block ApplePay in order to protect the launch of their own QR code system. This will help no-one. NFC, a more widely used, more secure and already well established/well recognized system has been adopted by both Google (Google Wallet) & Apple (Apple Pay). Does anyone remember the VHS vs. Betamax video tape wars? The benefits of not needing a traditional wallet or having to carry your credit cards around are reason enough, but greater security is…
  • CBS thinks it can sell OTT like HBO. It can’t. Here’s why.

    Jared Hendler
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    CBS thinks that it can sell a direct OTT service like HBO or Neftlfix. They can’t. Here’s why… Fragmented Masterbrand  We know what we get with HBO. Do we know what CBS stands for? Do we even remember what shows are on the network? The dying broadcast model had them fill 24hrs a day with programming and the result was and still is full of ‘filler’. HBO, Showtime, Netflix and others born of the pay-per-view era share the on-demand experience we expect today. It is in their DNA. To survive, HBO developed exclusive on-demand programming & powerful brands strongly…
  • Is the key to Branded Content ROI purchase to access?

    Jared Hendler
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    There is no question that Brands are more interested in producing content than ever before. Just take a look at the trending search results against content marketing. Creating and producing great content is no joke. It takes serious commitment, experienced partners and money. That being said, Brands are perfectly positioned to deliver great content against the vertical niche that they serve. Think about it. Would you watch the next credible great outdoor adventure if it were brought to you by NBC or Patagonia? Brands have the data to deliver exactly what these niche audiences are looking for.
  • Why direct funding of entertainment will come from Brands.

    Jared Hendler
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Content Marketing via Branded Content may finally hit the mainstream as Marriot, the most unlikely of Brands, announced the global launch of its content marketing studio. Prior to this, Brands more connected to lifestyle and entertainment categories like Pepsi, Coke, RedBull and GoPro have been the ones to set the stage. Anheuser-Busch had a very unsuccessful ($15MM) attempt in 2006 with Bud.TV most likely due to both the age-gate requirements of the liquor industry in addition to the fact that streaming video back then was far from mainstream. Bud.tv was before its time. Provided the…
  • A last word on Aereo & the right to access live TV via an antenna.

    Jared Hendler
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The Broadcast Networks, in cahoots with an archaic government, have shut down Aereo for not being able to comprehend the fact that: a) Aereo was simply renting antennas – enabling consumers to access free, legally broadcast HD signals, in addition to providing a cloud based DVR service. b) As viewership across all Broadcast Networks declines, largely due to a younger generation not watching broadcast TV via expensive, bundled cable packages, Aereo was in fact increasing the Broadcast Networks ability to reach this generation while broadening the reach of their advertisers. Now that…
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